I was in need of some coconut oil the other day and went to my local Henry’s market, which specializes in hard-to-find health food items. I noticed they had Nature’s Way Pure Extra Virgin Coconut Oil on sale for $8.99 for 16 oz. Not knowing what the taste would be like, I rolled the dice and tried this new brand.
I dug right in and tried some plain when I left the store. It smelled and tasted like pure coconut! Mind-blowingly good and tasted like I was eating a dessert of some kind.
It says on the label that it contains “62% MCTs”, which is the content of medium-chain fatty acids. MCTs are what make coconut oil special. This is one of the good saturated fats that we have discussed on Healthy Mind Fit Body podcast. These fats have been shown to help to lower the risk of both atherosclerosis and heart disease, as well as improve the immune system.
You can use coconut oil for cooking, adding to dressings or smoothies, or eating straight. The label on the jar also says you can use coconut oil for skin care and hair care!
I found several places you can order it online for less than $8.00, including this one.
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